Sentence Examples


  • They neither manufactured nor possessed any chattels beyond such articles of clothing, weapons, ornaments and utensils as they might carry on their persons, or in the family store-bag for daily use.
  • Laws, however, did not protect the women, who were the mere chattels of their lords.
  • Enactments about the pursuit of thieves, and the calling in of warrantors to justify sales of chattels, are other expressions of the difficulties attending peaceful intercourse.
  • Churchwardens are always lay persons, and as they may, like "artificial persons," hold goods and chattels and bring actions for them, they are recognized in law as quasi-corporations.
  • Experience, however, has 1 Up to the middle of the 15th century "seisin " was applied to chattels equally with freeholds, the word " possessed " being rarely used.

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